Posts Tagged ‘Wilderness’

Comments Off on Kimbe Bay Coral Reefs

The Moment  David Doubilet Reef Madness The Pacific reef at Kimbe Bay seemed like paradise to photographer David Doubilet when he visited 17 years ago. But his recent return was more like a stop in photographic purgatory. Shooting was delayed by heavy rains and floods. Visibility was at times limited to ten feet. Several cameras […]

Comments Off on Underwater Paradise in Papua New Guinea

A garden of delicate coral is sheltered from storms in the lee of a nearby peninsula. Kimbe’s reefs help sustain local fishermen, some of whom still rely on traditional outrigger canoes.

Comments Off on Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #44

Jamaican tody nest in burrows that are excavates in muddy banks or rotten wood. (Owen Deutsch / Owen Deutsch Photography) Wild birds are descended from the time of the dinosaurs. They have seen the continents drift apart, saying goodbye to long-lost cousins as the oceans widened between them. They have managed to occupy almost all […]

Comments Off on Majestic Canada, coast to coast

When Canada’s inaugural transcontinental train trundled from Montreal into British Columbia’s Port Moody in 1886, it practically and symbolically linked the country’s east and west for the first time, triggering a golden age of “high-speed” rail travel that inspired thousands to explore the fledgling nation. Today aeroplanes have raced ahead in the speed stakes, but […]

Comments Off on Space Pictures This Week: Mercury’s Marks, Miracle Delta

1. Wind Shadow Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS/NASA Milky-colored ripples on the Atlantic Ocean trail behind the Canary Islands (map) off the west coast of Africa in this June 15 image snapped by NASA’s Terra satellite. Thanks to a vantage point 450 miles (725 kilometers) above the Earth, strange patterns caused by strong winds on […]

Comments Off on Pictures: 5 New World Heritage Sites

1. Ancient Newcomer Photograph by Cartsten Peter, National Geographic Five wild places have joined the list of 217 natural World Heritage Sites today. They include a foggy desert, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and a national park sprinkled with gorges and glaciers. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee selects places to inscribe as World Heritage […]

Comments Off on Last Song for Migrating Birds

From glue-covered sticks in Egypt hang two lives, and a question: How can we stop the slaughter of songbirds migrating across the Mediterranean? By Jonathan Franzen Photograph by David Guttenfelder In a bird market in the Mediterranean tourist town of Marsa Matruh, Egypt, I was inspecting cages crowded with wild turtledoves and quail when one […]